Coach Brand Not Diluted By Test Prep Cos' Mark: Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (February 21, 2012, 4:49 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Tuesday remanded a dispute between handbag maker Coach Services Inc. and educational materials publisher Triumph Learning LLC over the “Coach” trademark, finding that Coach's brand was not diluted but taking issue with certain evidentiary errors.

Although it upheld most of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's decision, which had found that there was no likelihood of confusion between the parties' “Coach” marks, a three-judge panel asked the agency to reconsider the case after finding that certain evidentiary issues required the court to...
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